As part of our commitment to offering news and information concerning asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, the mesothelioma lawyers at the Firm have rounded up some of this week’s headlines.
- Recent Mesothelioma Treatment Innovations:
This Brigham and Women’s Hospital article outlines a few innovative treatment options in respect to mesothelioma. Intracavitary chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, immunotherapy, brachytherapy, and alternative medicines are among the mesothelioma treatment options discussed in the article.
- Mesothelioma Patients Chosen to Review Federal Funding Program
Three mesothelioma patients, nominated by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and accepted through the Department of Defense (DoD), will serve as consumer reviewers for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). Funded and directed by the DoD, the CDRMP distributes research funding for diseases that disproportionately affect veterans. The goal of this consumer review panel is to ensure that the needs of those veterans affected by mesothelioma are recognized.
- ADAO’s 8th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference Scheduled:
The ADAO will host its 8th annual asbestos awareness conference, “Asbestos: An International Public Health Crisis,” from March 30 – April 1, 2012. Bringing together leaders from around the globe, the focus of the conference is to discuss how asbestos has impacted public health, the environment, and the economy. The Firm is proud to support ADAO.
- Asbestos Exposure Danger in Yakima Valley
After a fire destroyed two restaurants in Yakima Valley, WA last spring, residents have become aware of the presence of asbestos in a number of the area’s older buildings. Scheduled building demolition projects that may require the removal of asbestos include the Safari and El Conquistador restaurants as well as the Eisenhower High School.
- Asbestos Exposure and the Dangers of Home Improvement
This ABC report warns against the hidden dangers of home improvement. Due to its one-time popularity as a favorite building material, many older homes were constructed with asbestos. Because asbestos exposure is directly linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos related diseases, people who decide to take on “do-it-yourself projects” may place themselves at risk.
Please note that if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the mesothelioma lawyers from Simmons Hanly Conroy are here to offer guidance, information and legal counsel. We are committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and are a leading supporter of mesothelioma research throughout the country. For more information, call our law firm today for a free consultation at 1-855-264-6270 or contact us online.